Janet Brown Movies and Career Information

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Janet Brown (born December 1923 in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire) is a Scottish actress, comedienne and impressionist. She presented Picture Book on BBC Television in the 1950s and was celebrated in the 1980s for her impersonation of Margaret Thatcher on television, in radio show The News Huddlines, on record, and on film in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. She is occasionally confused with fellow actress and comedienne Faith Brown because they have the same surname and are both best remembered for their Margaret Thatcher impersonations. In 1947 she married Carry On actor Peter Butterworth for 30 years, with whom she had a son, the actor Tyler Butterworth, and a daughter, Emma , who died in 1996 aged 34. She lives alone in Hove. In 1990, she collaborated on Mike Oldfield's one-hour album Amarok, being credited for a speech role included during the recording. Janet Brown continues to work on television and stage and, as of September 2007, at the age of 83, is playing the character of Old Lady Squeamish on the London West End stage, in a production of William Wycherley's The Country Wife at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

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